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Are collard greens poisonous?

Whether this is true of collard greens or not was unclear from this study, as most people do not eat collard greens raw. There is evidence that collard greens and other green vegetables that contain high amounts of chlorophyll can help to block the carcinogenic effects of heterocyclic amines.

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Keeping this in consideration, can you eat raw collard greens?

In Salads and Slaws Move over, kale — collards deserve a spot in your salads and slaws. If you already enjoy them cooked into submission, know that they can absolutely be eaten raw, and they're delicious.

Beside above, what is the English name for collard greens? Collard, (Brassica oleracea, variety acephala), original name colewort, also called collard greens, form of cabbage, of the mustard family (Brassicaceae). The plant is a source of nutritionally important minerals and vitamins A and C.

Simply so, are collard greens healthier cooked or raw?

While some vegetables might be more nutritious raw, other vegetables do better with cooking to help break down the tough fibers to ease the load on your digestion and make the nutrients more bio-available. That's why eating 2 cups of raw dark green leafies like kale, Swiss chard, mustard/collard greens, etc.

Can you overcook collard greens?

I think it is nearly impossible to overcook collard greens. On the stove top this usually translates to anywhere between one and a half hours to four hours. In a slow-cooker -provided you have enough 'pot liquor' (cooking liquid) you can easily let them simmer away overnight.

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